Free MLB Prediction: Cardinals vs Nationals
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26-24 (13-9 V) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals 29-21 (14-11 H)
Date: Sunday May 29th
Time: 1:35 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium – St. Louis, Missouri
MLB Betting Lines: St. Louis +154, Washington -174
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
Probable Pitchers: St. Louis RH Michael Wacha (2-5, 5.04) vs. Nationals RH Stephen Strasburg (8-0, 2.79)
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The contest is the finale of a four game set between the Cardinals and Nationals. On Friday night, the Cardinals beat the Nationals 6-2.
Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia got the win giving up two runs through seven innings.
Max Scherzer was charged with the loss giving up five runs in seven innings. All of the damage came in the third inning when he gave up a grand slam to Stephen Piscotty.
In late April the Nationals swept the Cardinals in their three game set.
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The Cardinals have struggled to find consistency all season and a big reason has been the starting pitching. Michael Wacha has struggled all year, Adam Wainwright and Carlos Martinez have been inconsistent.
On the season Wacha is 2-5 with a 5.04 ERA. Wainwright is 5-3 but he has an abysmal ERA of 5.71.
Martinez is 4-5 with a 4.25 ERA.
The Cardinals offense has played well as they are second in league in runs (265) and eighth in batting average (.264). Piscotty leads the Cardinals with a .323 batting average to go along with six homers and 30 RBIs.
Rookie Aledmys Diaz is batting .319 with seven homers and 25 RBI.
Matt Carpenter has had his struggles as he is hitting .249 with nine homers.
Wacha is 1-2 with a 4.64 ERA in four road starts this season.
Washington is led by their dynamic duo of Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy. Murphy has been spectacular in his first full season in Washington. On the season, Murphy is a scorching .390 with seven homers and 30 RBI.
Harper is widely known as one of the best players in the league. The 23-year-old is only hitting .245 on the season but he has 13 homers and 33 RBI.
The Nationals will have their best pitcher in Stephen Strasburg on the mound.
On the year Strasburg is 8-0 with a 2.79 ERA this season. The Nationals are 10-0 in Strasburg’s starts this season.
Strasburg is 5-0 with a 1.64 ERA in five road starts this season.
MLB Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 1-6 in Wachas last 7 road starts.
- Cardinals are 3-7 in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Cardinals are 0-6 in Wachas last 6 road starts vs. a team with a winning record.
- Nationals are 22-10 in their last 32 during game 4 of a series.
- Nationals are 22-4 in Strasburgs last 26 starts.
- Nationals are 13-3 in Strasburgs last 16 home starts.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
It’s simple when Strasburg pitches the Nationals find a way to win games.
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Wacha hasn’t been himself all season. Over the past few seasons Wacha has been one of the better starters in the league over the last few years.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Washington 6 – St. Louis 3
I expect the Nationals to hit Wacha hard as he won’t find his rhythm on the mound.
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